Last December, Qualcomm released the latest generation flagship SoC, Snapdragon 888. This chip uses Samsung’s 5nm processor and a 1+3+4 design architecture. The chip comes with one Cortex X1 super-large core, three A78 cores, four A55 small cores. The GPU is Adreno 660. Like most Snapdragon flagships, the Snapdragon 888 became the choice flagship chip for many of the manufacturers in 2021. At the present, there are more than 30 Snapdragon 888 processor models in the market. All these smartphones come with fast charging technology from 25W to 120W depending on who is the manufacturer.
All these models cover a wide range of devices types for all purposes from gaming devices to foldable smartphones and even on other regular flagships. The price range for these smartphones ranges from USD 300 to USD 1600. On the list below you’ll find a summary of the best Snapdragon 888 models and the fast charging technology that they have. Please note that these smartphones are listed in random order and their position in this list does not denote any particular preference.
XIAOMI MI 11 ULTRA
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra uses a quad-curved flexible screen made of E4, with a size of 6.81 inches. This display brings a resolution of 3200 x 1440 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 1/1.12” GN2 main camera with a 50MP super-outsole supports optical image stabilization. It also has a 48MP periscope 5x telephoto lens to support optical image stabilization and a 48MP ultra-wide-angle lens. This device comes with the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
ONEPLUS 9 PRO
OnePlus 9 Pro uses a 6.7-inch Samsung AMOLED flexible micro-curved screen with a resolution of 3216 x 1440 with a smart dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz. OnePlus in a joint venture with Hasselblad created a Hasselblad mobile phone imaging system. The 48MP IMX789 main camera supports optical image stabilization. It also has an 8MP 3x telephoto lens that also supports optical image stabilization. There is also a 2MP black-and-white lens. The 50MP Sony IMX766 main camera is a super wide-angle lens that reduces distortion. This device uses the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The OnePlus 9 Pro has a 4500 mAh dual-cell battery supporting 65W Warp flash charging and charges in less than half an hour. In addition, it also supports 50W Warp wireless super flash charging.
OPPO FIND X3 PRO
OPPO Find X3 Pro is a 10bit full-link color management mobile phone with a 6.7-inch micro-curved screen. The display has a resolution of 3216 x 1440 as well as an intelligent dynamic frame rate of 120Hz. The main camera has a wide-angle lens with a 50MP IMX766 sensor. The main camera supports OIS. There is a 13MP telephoto lens and supports 3x optical zoom. The chip is the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
In terms of charging configuration, OPPO Find X3 Pro has a battery of 4500mAha and supports a 65W SuperVOOC super flash charge. It can deliver 100% in a little more than 30 minutes. This device also supports 30W Air VOOC wireless flash charge.
XIAOMI MI MIX FOLD
It’s Xiaomi’s first foldable smartphone with an internal folding design. The external screen uses a 6.52-inch AMOLED straight screen with a 90Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2520 x 840. In addition, the internal screen uses an 8.01-inch flexible OLED straight screen with a 2480 x 1860 resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. On the back, it has a 108MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and it the first camera to use a liquid lens. The liquid lens support 3x optical telephoto and 3cm macro shooting. In terms of performance, this device is powered with the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 Audio-Technica configuration.
XIAOMI MI 11 PRO
In terms of display, battery capacity, and fast charging, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is exactly the same as the little brother Mi 11 Ultra above. However, it differs in that the Mi 11 Pro has an 8MP periscope 5x telephoto lens that supports optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide-angle sensor hers is 13BP, smaller than the 48MP on the Ultra. The Pro model does not have a rear display like the Ultra.
This device also supports 67W fast charging and can get a full charge in 36 minutes.
The Realme GT uses a 6.43-inch Samsung Super AMOLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. This device has a Sony IMX682 64MP main camera with an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro lens. It is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
The device uses a dual-battery design with a 4500mAh capacity. It supports 65W smart flash charging and gets fully charged in 35 minutes.
NUBIA RED MAGIC 6 PRO
The Nubia Red Magic 6 Pro is an e-sports mobile phone specially enhanced for games. It has better fast charging performance and heat dissipation than the regular Ref Magic 6. It has a touch shoulder button and built-in Nubia’s first turbo air cooling system. It uses the same display and camera as the Nubia Red Magic 6 above. This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The device uses a dual-cell design 4500 mAh battery that supports 120W ultra-high-power fast charging and fully charges in 20 minutes.
NUBIA RED MAGIC 6
Nubia Red Magic 6 is another device especially enhanced for gaming. It uses touch shoulder buttons and a built-in turbo air-cooling system. It is equipped with a 6.8-inch AMOLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 165Hz. The main camera is a 64MP sensor and it also has an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera plus a 2MP macro camera. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The Nubia Red Magic 6 comes with a 5050 mAh battery and supports 66W fast charging, it gets fully charged in 38 minutes.
Meizu 18 is probably one of the very few flagship models with small screens in the market. It uses a 6.2-inch quad curved micro-curved screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The 64MP IMX682 main camera supports optical image stabilization. This device also uses a 16MP ultra-wide angle and an optical zoom telephoto lens. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The Meizu 18 battery has a capacity of 4000mAh, it supports 36W Super mCharge fast charging delivers a full battery in 55 minutes.
MEIZU 18 PRO
The Meizu 18 Pro uses a 6.7-inch quad micro-curved screen with a resolution of 3200 x 1440 and a maximum screen refresh rate of 120Hz. The camera is a Samsung 50MP Samsung GN1 that supports optical image stabilization,. It also has a 32MP Sony IMX616 ultra-wide-angle lens, an 8MP 3x optical telephoto lens, and a TOF sensor. In terms of performance, it is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration.
The device uses a single battery design with a capacity of 4500 mAh. It supports 40W fast charging. This device gets a full charge in 50 minutes and supports 40W wireless fast charging.
SONY XPERIA 1 III
Sony Xperia 1 III is a special professional model with enhanced audio and video performance. Sony always dominated the Video niche. It has a 4K HDR 6.5-inch straight screen, a resolution of 3840 x 1644, a 21:9 ultra-aspect ratio, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and ultra-high color accuracy specifications. This device uses the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 combination.
The battery capacity is 4500mAh and it supports 30W fast charging in less than 50 minutes.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is a small-screen flagship with a 6.2-inch AMOLED straight screen. This display has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The rear cameras are a 12MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide-angle, and 64MP telephoto sensor. This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
The S21 battery has a capacity of 4000mAh. It supports 25W fast charging and gets fully charged in 70 minutes.
AMSUNG GALAXY S21+
The Galaxy S21+ comes with a 6.7-inch AMOLED straight screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The rear camera is the same as the Galaxy S21 and it also powered by the Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1 configuration
The battery is a 4800 mAh supporting 25W fast charging and gets fully charged in 27 minutes.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S21 ULTRA
The Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with a 6.8-inch micro-curved screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It uses a 12MP super wide-angle, 108MP main camera, 10MP 3x optical zoom, and 10MP 10x optical zoom lens. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 888 + LPDDR5 + UFS3.1.
With a 5000 mAh battery, the device supports 25W fast charging and it gets fully charge in a little more than 70 minutes.